Nancy E. Rolnik, MD, CAQSM
Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine
St. Mary’s College Team Physician
Dr. Rolnik is the founder and Medical Director of Remedy Sports and Regenerative Medicine. She is a Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist under the American Board of Family Medicine with a bedside manner of a primary care doctor and diagnostic skills en par to that of her orthopedic colleagues. Unlike her colleagues, she does not use a knife to treat her patients. She aims to treat all her patients with the best evidenced-based and state of the art therapies available to keep her patients away from the surgical centers as long as possible. Dr. Rolnik’s passion for treating what she terms “everyday athletes”- anyone who pursues an active lifestyle with activities such as yoga, hiking, cycling and of course team sports – stems from an early interest in keeping ALL of her patients moving and active for life.
Dr. Rolnik attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago followed by a family practice residency at MacNeal Hospital followed by her sports medicine fellowship at Kaiser Permanente. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. She provides a holistic approach to treatment and often blends Western and Eastern Medicine plus nutrition to address whole body wellness. She creates a comprehensive treatment plan focusing on the personal goals of her patients. While being very empathetic, she is straightforward with her patients about what they need to do to get back in the game. She believes patients need to be active participants in healing. Her philosophy is to promote wellness and health while offering the least invasive treatment necessary to get patients back to the activities they love!
She is trained in musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound and performs the majority of her injections using ultrasound guidance for better precision, efficacy and the least pain. She loves when patients say with disbelief “that’s it?” after she performs an injection. She stays up to date with the scientific advancements in regenerative medicine to provide the best treatments to those who suffer despite standard care. She believes in ethical use of regenerative treatments and is part of the Orthobiologic Ethics Consortium which is a group of like minded health care providers interested in promoting ethical research, marketing, and clinical use of orthobiologics.
Dr. Rolnik has volunteered in many medical tents of major endurance and sporting events such as the Summer X-games, the CaliforniaMan, and the Chicago marathon and triathlon. She also remains very active in her community teaching at community events or schools throughout the year. She feels that education about the body, injury prevention, and overall health is critical for community members to prevent joint or other diseases. She and her family love to travel and engage in active adventures such as snorkeling, SUP, skiing, mountain biking and hiking.